Ajay Tegala is a wildlife presenter, conservationist, countryside ranger, naturalist, and author. He has a degree in Environmental Conservation and a decade of experience working in nature conservation. A natural communicator, his knowledge and infectious enthusiasm is always well-received by television companies.
As a countryside ranger, Ajay has earned respect as the ranger on Britain’s first coastal reserve, Blakeney Point in north Norfolk. This is the subject of his first book, The Unique Life of a Ranger which gives an insight into his unique experiences protecting wildlife on a remote stretch of England’s east coast. Ajay has previously worked as reserve manager at Lindisfarne in Northumberland. He currently works at Wicken Fen, Britain’s very first nature reserve, alongside 115 Konik ponies and 45 Highland cattle.
Growing up in East Anglia, Ajay became interested in wetland birds. As a teenager, he volunteered at his local nature reserves, which inspired him to follow a career in nature conservation. Through his career, Ajay went on to work with seabirds, in particular terns; studying their breeding behaviour and contributing to national monitoring programmes. He has also studied wildflowers and seals; managing England’s largest Grey Seal rookery during a period of rapid population growth.
In his spare time, Ajay conducts wildlife surveys on farmland in the Norfolk Broads, championing and monitoring the success of habitat creation for nature on farms. He has a great love for the East Anglian landscape, is passionate about conservation grazing and fenland habitat restoration.